it is in the shelter of each other that the people live

ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine

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The website of Pádraig Ó Tuama. Poet and theologian, Pádraig brings interests in language, religion, groupwork, storytelling and conflict, Pádraig lectures, leads retreats and writes both poetry and prose. Since 2014, Pádraig has led Corrymeela, Ireland’s oldest peace and reconciliation organisation.

Two poetry collections "Readings from the Book of Exile" and "Sorry for your Troubles" were published by Canterbury Press in 2012 and 2013. "In the Shelter" was released by Hodder & Stoughton in Feb 2015. (USA edition linked here.) A book of Collects reflecting daily prayer of Corrymeela was published by Canterbury Press during the summer of 2017.

For details of public events see the Corrymeela events page.

(‘In The Shelter’ is...) a treasure. More deserve to be stirred by its deep currents. Putting to work poetry and gospel, side by side with story and Celtic spirituality, Ó Tuama explores ideas of shelter along life’s journey, opening up gentle ways of living well in a troubled world. The reader can’t help but be drawn in, slip-sliding into the harbor of the author’s soulful words.
— Barbara Mahany, Chicago Tribune.
bíonn siúlach scéalach
— travellers have a tale to tell